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Quilt an Easy 8-Pocket Wall Organizer

Whip up a wall hanging to hold cards and more
SewStylish - Fall - 2014

Receiving cards throughout the year is a joy, but when their numbers grow, it’s a predicament to organize and display them. I’ve come up with the perfect solution—a bright, creative wall hanging. Now, I’ll be able to appreciate the decorative quilted hanging, plus be able to beautifully display anything I want to keep in view, such as greeting cards, recipe cards, inspirational images, etc.

First, choose five coordinating fabrics. With fabric in hand, use basic quilting techniques, work with fusible fleece, and play around with a bias-tape maker—some of my favorite ways to spend a day.

Cut the Fabric

Grab some tailor’s chalk and a quilt ruler. They make it so much easier to mark and cut the fabric. When you’re finished cutting, the chalk easily brushes off of the fabric.

Starting from top to bottom. A, B, C, D, and E

1. Cut the fabrics. Cut a 22-inch by 36-inch piece from fabric A for the background, muslin for the backing, and the fusible fleece. Cut six 7-inch-wide by 5-inch-high pockets from fabric B. Then, cut three 3-inch-wide strips across the width of fabric C for the border binding. Next, cut two pockets and four pocket backings that are 7 inches by 5 inches from fabric D. Finally, cut fabric E into two 18-inch by 22-inch pieces for the pocket binding.

2. Cut the pocket binding fabric. Cut bias strips 2-1⁄8 inches wide from one of the fabric E pieces. Join the strips to make about 60 continuous inches of bias tape. Next, cut four pocket backings 7 inches by 5 inches from the other half of fabric E.

Cut bias strips from half of fabric E.
Cut bias strips from half of fabric E.

Piece It Together

Now that the fabrics are cut, it’s time to quilt them, make the pockets, and add a binding. Note…

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